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Navigating Cultural Wealth in Your Career

career advice Jan 22, 2020

When you think about the concept of wealth or capital, what immediately comes to mind is money...an abundance of money. However, social scientist Tara Yosso believes all forms of capital can be used to empower individuals, particularly from a cultural point of view. 

While her research focused on how students of color can capture and fully express their talents, strengths and experiences in their college environment, the concept of cultural wealth has application in career...

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8 Signs It's May Be Time to Make a Job Move

career advice Jan 14, 2020

It's TV Tuesday and I'm back on the set of AM Northwest sharing about the signs you may be experiencing that are telling you it's time to make a job move.

Recently on the blog I also shared how to tell if you're just in a rut or if it's time for change, so check that too!

Watch the video below:

 

Which of these 8 Signs are you experiencing?

  1. You're frequently sick: while your mind may be telling you to stay, your body is begging you to leave because you're frequently catching colds...
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In a Rut or Time for a Change: Here's How to Tell

career advice Jan 07, 2020

Recently I sent an email out to my tribe asking them to answer two questions:  (1) "Do you love your job?" and (2) "Are you struggling getting up and going to work?"

Initially, I received several "I love my job" responses, which is always a great thing to hear. Then the "I can't wait to get out of this job" responses started rolling in. 

However, it was the "Some days it's great but most days it sucks" responses that actually caught my attention.

You see, I don't believe...

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Lessons Learned: 5 Critical Insights I've Gained Over the Last Decade

Here we are.

Eight days away from not only a new year, but a new decade!

Can you believe it? It's both surreal and exciting to be on the precipice of 2020. 

However, while I'm excited to see what the future holds, as I always tell my clients, it's important to take a moment to reflect on your past to glean the lessons learned that can be applied for your future.

So as I reviewed the significant events of my life and business over the last 10 years, five critical lessons...

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5 Career Accelerators That Will Keep You From Thriving Professionally

career advice Dec 11, 2019

As we look toward the new year in a couple weeks, it's a great time to evaluate your goals and what you really want.  It's also the perfect time to look at what's not working and how to make the necessary adjustments for greater success.

Over the last 20 years coaching and training professionals around the world, I’ve watched women build careers they thought would make them happy, only to wake up one day to realize they're anything but happy and confused on how they go there....

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

business career Dec 10, 2019

It's that time of year. Time to acknowledge your team, reward your staff, celebrate your clients, thank you mentors, and to spread a little love to those who have supported you and had your back in 2019.

If you want to do more than just get a stack of gift cards (which aren't always a bad gift idea), here are a few ideas that may make a bigger impact.

1. Stationery

I know we've grown accustomed to connecting via text and email because it's the easiest way to stay in touch in our...

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The Legalities of the Hiring Process

Prior to launching my own practice as a career strategist for high-achieving successful professional women at midlife, I spent 11 years practicing as a labor and employment lawyer and as a litigator, handling employment discrimination cases. My experience taught me that even though employers and applicants generally have a similar goal in mind when it comes to the hiring process: find the best fit for the job, there are sometimes barriers that hinder this process.

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Affirmation: Thanksgiving Gratitude

affirmation Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays this time of year, because it's a time when family and friends come together in love, remembrance and gratitude.

If you're struggling finding areas of gratitude, I want to first acknowledge that I know at times in your life it can be challenging to understand what's going on and to see the good in it. I've definitely been there.

I've learned to find both the gratitude and the lessons in every situation of my life knowing it will ultimately be for...

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5 Steps to a Happy & Meaningful Career

career purpose Nov 25, 2019

Whether you're just starting out, stuck in a job you hate, are working in a toxic environment, or you're just not a good fit where you are, it's never too late to start over and discover a career that you love.

When you're not happy at work, the stress can negatively impact your productivity and ultimately contribute to job burnout, which can have an effect on your health and well-being. The reason we struggle so much with finding meaningful work that brings us joy is because for too...

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5 Reasons 'Tis the Season to Land Your Ideal Job

career Nov 13, 2019

During the holidays, most people believe it's time to wind down or take a break from their career search. But contrary to popular belief, hiring doesn't stop during the holiday season. In fact, it's the perfect time to focus more intently on your search.  Today on the blog I’m sharing five ways to best utilize the holiday season to land the perfect job for you. I shared these tips on a recent segment on AM Northwest and a link to the full segment is below.

If you’ve...

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